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Research Associate

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted: 05/23/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Nonprofit Job Number: a0CUm000018mWvMMAU Location Requirements: Onsite Industry: Education;Nonprofit

Job Description

A leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in schools is searching for a dedicated and detail-oriented Research Associate to join their team in Scottsdale, AZ! This role involves conducting high-quality research through projects and studies using sophisticated statistical programs and studies to provide valuable insights to educators/partners. They are looking for qualified candidates with at least 3 years of experience conducting education research or a PhD who are committed to the organization s mission and able to both apply and analyze research findings effectively.

This opportunity offers the unique chance to work closely with a small team of dynamic professionals who are deeply committed to supporting educators and transforming educational systems. Your work will directly contribute to research efforts designed to enhance instructional practices, improve the effectiveness of teaching and leadership, and ultimately improve outcomes for students. If you are on a mission to create positive change, you will truly be in a position to make a real difference in the world of education! To find out more about what this job has to offer you, apply now!

Research Associate Requirements:

  • M.A. in education policy, economics of education, education research, or a related field
  • Ph.D. or three years of work experience in education research
  • 3+ years of experience working on research projects, including managing and analyzing data sets within education
  • Strong statistical coursework and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education research statistical programs (e.g., SPSS, R)
  • Comfortable with both applied and analytical work
  • Ability to conduct focus groups in the community and present research findings

Research Associate Responsibilities:

  • Assist with federal, state, and local grant writing, evaluation, and reporting
  • Prepare research and policy-related papers, reports, and other products
  • Write, edit, and create research- and policy-related memos, briefs, and reports
  • Conduct research projects from conceptualization and data compilation through data analysis and reporting
  • Create and organize visual presentations based on data, research, and policy concepts
  • Track research studies, communicate research findings to staff, and participate in planning meetings
  • Monitor data collection efforts across projects
  • Participate in research design and instrument development discussions
  • Design research surveys and protocols for focus groups and interviews
  • Aid other research team members in data analysis
  • Represent the Research and Evaluation department at meetings as needed
  • Work on special research projects for the Chairman and/or CEO as needed


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k with 4% match
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • 6 days PSL
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Small, dedicated team
  • Cutting-edge research at the forefront of educational policy
  • Strategic growth

If you re a passionate and data-driven educator who wants to be at the forefront of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research and have a key role in shaping national policy, want to hear from you! Apply now!


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